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Government survey ranks Ohio No. 7

It’s no surprise to Jonathan Woodford that a new government survey ranks Ohio at No. 7 in the nation when it comes to its number of organic farms. Woodford, who operates SugarWood Acres — the West Farmington farm his great-grandparents established that his family still owns — has seen ...

Getting ready for 2018 tax season

Internal Revenue Service Now that the tax return extension filing deadline has passed, the Internal Revenue Service is advising taxpayers to start getting ready for the 2018 tax season. Taxpayers still have time to take these three steps that could impact their 2017 tax returns: l ...

Bank loans harder to come by for women

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting a bank loan is still a struggle for many women who own businesses. Kirsten Curry has had three rejections in the past six months and is waiting to hear from a fourth bank. Curry, owner of Seattle-based Leading Retirement Solutions, has applied to national banks, a ...

Government survey ranks Ohio No. 7

It’s no surprise to Jonathan Woodford that a new government survey ranks Ohio at No. 7 in the nation when it comes to its number of organic farms. Woodford, who operates SugarWood Acres — the West Farmington farm his great-grandparents established that his family still owns — has ...

Chamber chief named to business hall of fame

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — Tom Humphries, longtime president and CEO of the Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber, will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame Nov. 2 in Cleveland. The Business Hall of Fame, established in 1996, ...

Local banks hold steady Friday

Local bank stocks stood pat again Friday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $18 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $11 per share.

Local bank stocks remain unchanged

Local bank stocks stood pat Thursday, with Cortland Bancorp closing at $18 per share and First Niles Financial closing at $11 per share.

United Community Financial reports 37 pct. income growth in 3Q

Tribune Chronicle YOUNGSTOWN — United Community Financial Corp., parent of Home Savings Bank, reported net income of $7.6 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, for the year’s third quarter — marking a 37 percent increase over the same period last year. “We are very pleased to ...

Ohio Secretary of State Husted tours tech center in Warren

WARREN — Among entrepreneurs seated Wednesday at the conference table at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center could be at least one who “hits it out of the park,” said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. “They could be the next big thing, with 300, 1,000, 5,000 employees even,” ...

No change in local bank stocks Wednesday

Cortland Bancorp stabilized Wednesday to close for the second day in a row at $18 per share. First Niles Financial again stood pat at $11 per share.

First Niles reports income growth in 3Q

Tribune Chronicle NILES — First Niles Financial Inc., the holding company for Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Niles, reported an increase of $127,000 in net income in its earnings report for the third quarter of 2017. The company said its net income was $143,000 for the ...

Trumbull home sales up for Sept.

Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Home sales in Trumbull County continued to trend up in September with a 36.4 percent jump over the same month last year. There were 236 closed sales in the county last month, up from 173 in September 2016, according to the Warren Area Board of Realtors. ...

Local bank stocks finish mixed

Cortland Bancorp, which fluctuated most of last week, fell 5 cents Tuesday to close at $18 per share, while First Niles Financial again stood pat at $11 per share.

Port authority, ADI mediation unsuccessful; headed to federal court

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority and Aerodynamics Inc. — the airline that briefly provided commercial service at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport last year — were not able to come to terms during mediation last week. As a result, the case will continue in U.S. ...

Eastgate opens office at Warren tech center

WARREN — Eastgate Regional Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for Trumbull and Mahoning counties, as well as the Regional Council of Governments serving Trumbull, Ashtabula and Mahoning counties, will have new office space downtown in the Tech Belt Energy ...

Grant aids abandoned gas station cleanup

GIRARD — Officials have been awarded up to $100,000 from the state to clean up a gas station that has been abandoned for years. The State of Ohio Controlling Board on Monday approved the grant for the cleanup of the former McQuaid’s on South State Street in Girard. The Trumbull County ...

BWC grant goes to local facility

WARREN — Signature Healthcare of Warren is among 40 employers in Ohio awarded workplace safety grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The longterm care facility on North Road NE was awarded $39,685 to buy patient lifts, comfort slings and hygiene chairs to improve the ...

No change in local bank stocks

Local financial stocks started Monday where they ended on Friday. Cortland Bancorp, which fluctuated most of last week, steadied to close at $18.05 per share, while First Niles Financial stood pat at $11 per share.

Business briefs

MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS: The Greater Warren-Youngstown Urban League will present “Getting the Word Out: Marketing Your Business,” a Minority Business Assistance Center Workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Urban League’s main office, 290 W. Market St., Warren. Admission is free, but ...

Pickets can’t block entrances

WINDHAM — HarbisonWalker International, with headquarters in Moon Township, Pa., and a local plant in Portage County, has been granted a temporary restraining order to prevent pickets from blocking entrances to the facility and inhibiting traffic. A news release from the company states ...